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The Sloe Pickers & The Arrivals

  • 4 - 6 July
The Sloe Pickers & The Arrivals

Event Information

Thursday: 7.30pm
Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Performed from Thu 4 — Sat 6 Jul

The Sloe Pickers
by Marek Horn

Picking. Pricking. Drinking. Every year it’s the same. The sloes at Worth Matravers are the best in the world and every year the teachers from the local primary school meet – on the first weekend after the first frost – to pick them, prick them and make their delicious sloe gin. Then they drink last year’s batch.

The ritual never changes and neither does the recipe. It’s a chance to drink deep and remember, to get drunk and forget. The future is the same as the past.

Painful memories and strange premonitions collide in this lyrical exploration of time and place.

The Arrivals
by Marietta Kirkbride

A canal towpath. Summer. It is hot – scorchingly, deliriously, crack-open-the-tinnies-at-2pm kind of hot.

For a small boat-dwelling community, the days slide by like fat swans on the water. But then the caravan arrives. And then the woman. And then a gaggle of actual swans. Then amongst all of this, things begin to go missing…

The Arrivals is a playful, lyrical exploration of what happens when one fraction of society rubs up against another, who we trust and who we don’t, and asks why people become afraid of those that seem vulnerable.

The Arrivals and The Sloe Pickers play as a double bill and are both presented by adult graduates of the TRB Theatre School, directed by Bryn Holding

Thursday: 7.30pm
Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

£12 Standard Price
£10 Students
A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.
  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

Under 12s are not admitted to the egg theatre auditorium unsupervised.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here